Alvaro Fernandez is in the 18 but apparently not 90 minutes fit just yet as Lamar Neagle gets the nod at left mid. Fredy Montero and Mike Fucito will start up top, and a solid performance from the two likely solidifies their standing as the first choice striker pairing. Bad news for Toronto FC; Alan Gordon and Julian de Guzman are both out of the 18. Former Sounder Nathan Sturgis starts for the Reds.
In other news, Arlo White says that Fredy Montero has been given a free role this evening. Montero has always been at his best (not only in terms of creating, but in terms of scoring as well) when given room to roam. This can only be a good thing.
Seattle Starting XI:
Keller; Riley, Parke, Hurtado, Wahl; Rosales, Alonso, Evans, Neagle, Fucito, Montero
Boss, Gonzalez, Scott, Friberg, Fernandez, Noonan, Jaqua.
Toronto Starting XI:
Frei; Eckersley, Harden, Henry, Borman; Sturgis, Yourassowsky, Stevanovic; Soolsma, Maicon, Plata
Kocic, Gargan, Morgan, Stinson, Gold, Cordon, Martina